PA Administrators

PAs in administration utilize leadership and management competencies above and beyond their clinical skill set to positively affect patient care; they are aspiring or current experts in the business of medicine, revenue cycle management, quality improvement, health information technology, and compliance. AAPA supports PA administrators by offering opportunities to acquire skills and knowledge.

Competencies for PAs in Healthcare Administration

PA administrators should demonstrate competence in all areas of administration, including six domains of competencies: leadership, communication and interprofessional relationships, PA professional practice and advocacy, healthcare environment, business skills and principles, and education and academic development.

The 2023 set of PA administrator competencies serves as guidance for individual PAs, health systems, educators, and others who promote the development of administrative skills.

Explore the competencies, competency domains, and resources to develop administrative skills.

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PAs in Administration, Management, and Supervision

Join this Huddle community of PA leaders in health system administration share expertise by emailing [email protected].

JAAPA for Authors and Peer Reviewers

Make a scholarly contribution by submitting an article for publication or serving as a peer reviewer for JAAPA.

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA (ARC-PA)

Information and resources from ARC-PA, which establishes and maintains standards of quality PA education.

PA Education Association (PAEA)

As the national organization representing PA educational programs, PAEA works to ensure quality PA education through the development and distribution of educational services and products specifically geared toward meeting the emerging needs of PA programs, the PA profession, and the health care industry.

Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

Developing PA Leaders: Communicating for Success

This session will guide attendees through how to better utilize communication techniques to engage teams.

Project Implicit

The Implicit Association Tests (IAT) measure attitudes, beliefs, and implicit associations that people may not be aware of.

The Essential Guide to PA Reimbursement 2024

The Essential Guide to PA Reimbursement provides a detailed summary and explanation of the key aspects of coverage, payment and regulatory policies related to reimbursement for medical and surgical services delivered by PAs.

Executive Leadership Conference on Demand 2024

Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) on Demand 2024 includes recorded content from the 2024 Executive Leadership Conference that you can access online anytime. Executive Leadership Conference on Demand is designed to redefine how you approach leadership… more

Guide to PA Regulations, Compliance, and Professional Practice 2024

The Guide to PA Regulations and Compliance provides PA policy and compliance guidance to PAs, PA leaders and managers, administrators, employers, commercial payers, and regulatory agencies—a definitive resource on PA education, scope of practice, policy, and compliance considerations that are not otherwise available in a single source.

Transition to Practice: Fellowships & Onboarding

A review article on PA and NP fellowships and onboarding programs.

We Must Be Empathetic to Be Inclusive

This podcast explores how diversity in caregivers affects patients.

IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Colloborative Practice

A set of competencies to promote interprofessional collaborative practice.

Mastering Change Management in Healthcare

An article about the drivers for change management, challenges to implementing change in healthcare, and principles of effective change management.

Hospital and Surgical Reimbursement: Rules, Reality, and Risks

Reimbursement related to the professional services provided by PAs in hospitals can be complex and often misunderstood. This course is designed for PAs practicing in (or interested in) hospital-based and surgical specialties, and it will… more

Clinical Ladders for Retaining and Promoting PAs

This article describes clinical ladders and their implicaitons, as well as methods for creating and developing a clinical ladder.

Using Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Practice: Building Capacity for PA Dissemination

This interactive activity will introduce Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and describe tailored strategies for incorporating research findings into clinical decision-making. Examples of relevant Patie